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Mental health TV this week - Sat 19/10/2019 to Fri 25/10/2019

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Mental health TV this week - Sat 19/10/2019 to Fri 25/10/2019


Theatre play - Mites

A new darkly comic, absurdist play by James Mannion, Mites is a sinister exploration of the manipulation that lies beneath relationships, in particular of those who are mentally vulnerable in society.

A lonely woman, abandoned by her husband, lives in an isolated house with her outspoken, anthropomorphic cat, Bartholomew. One day she is visited by Ken, a Pest Controller, who claims to be her ex-husband returned to her. Deceived by his lies and obsessed with memories of the past, the woman accepts Ken into her life, despite the sceptical protestations of Bartholomew.

As her self-deception grows and Ken's true intentions become clear, how will she survive the competitive machinations of her two male companions? And is there more to Bartholomew than meets the eye?

Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP

Monday October 7 to Saturday October 26.

7.45pm.

Post - Show Talks

More - Actor Centre | Mites




Saturday

10pm, Ghost Asylum, Discovery Science. Apparent hauntings at abandoned mental homes


11.35pm, Play Misty For Me, TCM. Female stalker thriller.



Sunday

11:30am, Dr Sanjay Gupta, the CNN news channel. General health magazine show, often has mental health items



10pm, Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly (2017), Really. The impact of pornography addiction and its effect on the wider culture, focusing on a project which aims to educate young people and their parents.



10pm, Why We Hate, Discovery, 10pm.



Monday night

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.




Tuesday

11:30pm, Fawlty Towers : The Psychiatrist, Yesterday. A psychiatrist and his wife come to stay and Basil becomes paranoid that Sybil is sharing their intimate details.



Wednesday

5:30pm, Leading Women, CNN. Profiling current influential women who have made it to the top in their fields. Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time. Each month, we meet two women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives and ideas.

Watch online - Leading Women



12am, Psychobitches, Sky Arts. Surreal therapy comedy series.

In this one, Sam Spiro roller skates in to Rebecca Front's consulting room as Lucille Ball and Mark Benton pulls no punches as a yeti-eating Mrs Noah.


12.30am, Psychobitches, Sky Arts. Surreal therapy comedy series.

In this one, Johnny Vegas dances seductively as Salome and Dustin Demri-Burns strips as Lady Godiva




2am, Wild, Channel 4. A series of devastating personal traumas leave a woman feeling self-destructive and lost. After spending years behaving recklessly, she decides to turn things around by embarking on an epic, solo trek along America's 1,000-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail, which gives her the time and space to reassess her existence.

Drama based on a true story, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.



Thursday

8:30am, Dr Sanjay Gupta, the CNN news channel. General health magazine show, often has mental health items


1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.



Friday

8:30pm, Vera - Blind Spot, ITV 1. The detective investigates the murder of a trainee forensic psychologist, whose body has been dumped in a landfill site.

Guest starring Peter Davison and Paul Kaye.



9pm, Perception, 5 USA. Dr Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.



9pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel


9.30pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel




10pm, A Bipolar Expedition, Community (aka Together channel). A 49 year old Midlands businessman Paul Downes hired a castle in Jamaica and invited 12 attractive young Ukranian women to join him. We explore the origins of Paul's bipolar, the impact on his life. Downes had asked to document his unusual plan to find a soulmate. Instead though, it was his mania that was caught on film, giving a rare insight into bipolar disorder.



Daily

9.30am, Frasier, Channel 4. The psychiatrist abandons his bar-propping in Boston (a heavily Irish descendant city in the north eastern USA) in favour of presenting a radio show in Seattle (a more Hippie influenced city in the north west). However, his new life is thrown into upheaval when his father moves in with him - followed by his apparently psychic care assistant Daphne.

(There are just over 260 episodes and it runs in double-bills at 9am daily)
 
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